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Pericles: A Sourcebook and Reader

Stephen Tracy

Abstract

Pericles, Greece's greatest statesman and the leader of its Golden Age, created the Parthenon and championed democracy in Athens and beyond. Centuries of praise have endowed him with the powers of a demigod, but what did his friends, associates, and fellow citizens think of him? This book visits the fifth century B.C. to find out. It compiles and translates the scattered, elusive primary sources relating to Pericles. It brings Athens' political atmosphere to life with archaeological evidence and the accounts of those close to Pericles, including Thucydides, Aristophanes, Herodotus, Protagoras, ... More

Keywords: Pericles, Greece, statesman, Golden Age, Parthenon, democracy, Athens

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780520256033
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520256033.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Tracy, author